Thursday, July 28, 2011

Now This is Promising


After dwelling on books I feel compelled to put down in the last few posts, I thought I'd switch to the other side.

I started reading People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks this morning and I like everything about it so far: the voice, the characters, the tone, the pace, the subject matter, the book cover. Look. Isn't this gorgeous?


Anyone reading a book they're enjoying very much right now?

7 comments:

Tim Riley said...

I love Geraldine Brooks-she's a master of historical fiction. Have you read March and Year of Wonders? Both excellent.

Right now I'm reading Jennifer Egan's a visit from the goon squad-absolutely loving it.

Yat-Yee said...

I haven't read her other books although I know I will. In browsing, this was the one that jumped out at me.

Ooh, Good Squad. That's on my bedside table. I've had really good luck with Pulitzer writers, more so than other awards.

scott g.f.bailey said...

March is great. I love that book. Have you read Little Women? You don't need to have in order to appreciate March, but you might want to.

I'm reading Chekhov stories, you know, and loving them, especially the later ones. Goon Squad is on my list, too.

Corey Schwartz said...

I've actually been in reading slump lately. I blame it partially on my Kindle, but it must also have something to do with the choices I've been making.

Maybe I'll try this one?

Janet Johnson said...

I just finished Vespers Rising . . . book 11 of the 39 clues series. Very fun read!

Yat-Yee said...

Scott: I read the Little Women series so many times when I was young. It seemed like such as ideal world, despite the poverty. I wish I were their fifth sister. Did you find it weird that Mrs. March is actually called Marmee and it wasn't just the term her girls had for her?

Yat-Yee said...

Corey: I read your post the other day about Kindle and I relate. I have a Kindle AND ad Nook (don't ask) and while I like the convenience,especially when I travel, I found th reading experience very unfulfilling somehow. I thought I just chose the wrong books too, but Oryx and Crake?

Janet: I haven't kept up with the 39 clues and for some reason I thought there were only going to be 10 books...